Art Basel Miami 2006

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We enjoyed the 2015 Art Basel in Miami, but missed this year’s event since we are traveling in Australia. But we couldn’t resist “covering” it in some way even if it interrupts our Australian blogflow. The following blog represents the observations of a guest contributor Dylan Anderson.   Art Basel Miami, America’s most prestigious art [Read more …]

Day Trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park

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This was the first time we were able to fit in a visit this National Park during a trip to Key West Florida. And we were very glad we did it. Although we would certainly prefer if the boat ride had been shorter than 2.5 hours each way, the crew of the Yankee Freedom, the [Read more …]

The Florida Keys

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We seldom get down to the Florida keys, but when we do, we always enjoy it. The weather and the atmosphere always make this a great place to visit. The more painful part is the drive down from Miami. It took us almost 2 hours to drive the first 30 miles. But after that, the [Read more …]

Miami Restaurants

We were only in Miami for a few days, which meant only time to explore a few restaurants. Lunch on the first day was at one of our discoveries on our last trip: Joe’s Stone Crab Carry-Out. While it is in the same building as the old-line, very stuffy Joe’s Stone Crab [Read more …]

Art Basel 2015 in Miami Florida

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For one week each December, the fine art world gathers in Miami Florida for Art Basel Miami, probably the most important art show in the country, where dozens of the world’s largest, most exclusive art dealers display, and hope to sell, their premier pieces. This was our second visit to the show (see our blog [Read more …]

Walking and Touring in Miami Beach

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Although we have spend many hours walking, and stopping for occasional drinks in Miami Beach’s beautifully restored art deco historic district, and especially along Ocean Avenue, we never tire of it.  Among the most interesting on our November 2014 trip were those: Along South Pointe Park, at the southern tip of the island. The [Read more …]

Miami Beach Restaurants

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After our trip to NYC, we had a  brief day and a half stop in Miami before meeting up with family for Thanksgiving in Fort Myers. We had barely enough time for three restaurants, another Art Deco architectural walk and some deceleration from our busy New York City schedule.Our only regret is that the timing [Read more …]

Miami Activities Update

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Every time we leave Miami, we think we have seen and done pretty much all of the most of the interesting things the city and surrounding area (from Palm Beach through the Keys) has to offer. But in planning for each new trip, we discover we were wrong. In addition to the many do-agains, we [Read more …]

Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2012

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We never need an excuse to go to Miami—at least in winter. We love the architecture and the atmosphere of South Beach, the rejuvenation of neighborhoods like the Design District and Wynwood, and of course, the restaurants. As discussed in the other Miami blogs from this trip, we sampled some of each on this trip. [Read more …]

Miami Restaurants

Miami is home to all types of restaurants, from casual “joints” serving local and ethnic foods to a growing number of world-class establishments with renowned chefs. We had a chance to sample a number of them on this trip. From the most formal (and generally expensive) to the least, these include: Juvia. This was [Read more …]